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Naval Warfare

France pushes on with FDI

5th May 2021 - 17:35 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris


Naval Group is under contract to deliver three FDI vessels to the French Navy by 2025. (Photo: Naval Group)

While delivery of the first-in-class FDI vessel is delayed slightly, the timeframe for the next two frigates has been pushed forward.

The French MoD has decided to step up the pace on its Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI) 4,500t frigate programme, also known by the export designation Belharra.

Shipbuilder Naval Group expects to have launched the first-in-class Amiral Ronarc’h by the end of 2021. By then, it ...

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